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The Justice Department turned over another set of classified documents to congressional leaders that the FBI discovered at the residences of Presiden Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump, and former Vice President Mike Pence.
The Biden administration is reportedly continuing to cooperate with lawmakers following several months of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans that crucial information regarding the seized documents was being withheld.
“The documents were provided to the Gang of Eight, the top four party leaders, and the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate intelligence committees, three sources familiar told Axios,” the outlet noted, adding that the congressional members were not informed which residence each of the documents came from.
The FBI obtained documents from Trump during a high-profile raid in August. Shortly after that, agents found classified documents at one of Biden’s residences in Delaware after discovering some ahead of the November 2020 election at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C.
And in January, documents were discovered at Pence’s home in Indiana.
The DOJ is considering searching more locations for classified documents that Biden may be in possession of following searches of his home in Delaware and the Penn Biden Center.
“Justice Department officials are also considering the possibility of conducting other consensual searches at locations linked to Mr. Biden, said the source familiar with the investigation,” the report said.
Newly unearthed records reportedly show that Chinese donors linked to Hunter Biden’s business dealings and China’s government pushed money toward a university housing a think tank at the center of the Joe Biden classified documents controversy.
“New records unearthed by the conservative watchdog Americans for Public Trust and reviewed by the Washington Examiner reveal the identities of many donors to the University of Pennsylvania — home to the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. Some of the donors found on the list also have ties to Hunter Biden’s past deals and the Chinese government,” the Washington Examiner reported.
“On the heels of learning that the Biden family received millions of dollars from foreign entities, this latest revelation raises further questions about the scope of President Biden’s ties to China,” AFT’s Executive Director Caitlin Sutherland said “We now know that the University of Pennsylvania — home to Joe Biden’s namesake think tank — received a massive increase in contributions from China and Hong Kong as he was ramping up his presidential campaign, and has raked in millions from CCP-tied donors since he took office.”
“The president owes the American people answers about the depth of his financial connections to foreign nationals who are undercutting our nation’s security and prosperity,” he added.
Additionally, it has taken Congress months to get an update from the DOJ.
Moreover, Republicans who have controlled the House since January still cannot obtain more information regarding Biden’s potential mishandling of classified documents, even as a special counsel looks into his situation along with Trump.
“House Republicans called on the Biden administration to release more information about its handling of documents marked classified found in a private office once used by” Biden, CBS News reported.
“The request from Republican House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer came after the committee interviewed Gary Stern, the top lawyer for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), in January,” the report continued.
Last week, Trump suggested an indictment from special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into the handling of classified documents might be coming soon against him.
“A very interesting situation is taking place,” Trump posted on Truth Social. “While I was in office, Bill Barr, as attorney general, was very slow & unenthusiastic about going after Joe & Hunter Biden regarding their possible criminal activity. Much was being reported in the media. It was hard getting him to move, but I always felt he believed you just don’t go after Presidents, V.P.’s, & presidential candidates very cavalierly. I understood that, & was sort of OK with it. Now Biden thugs want to indict me, for nothing!”